|WHAT MOCK TRIAL JUDGES DO
Presiding mock trial judges actually
rule on objections, and conduct
the trials, just as real judges
do. Scoring mock trial
judges score the students'
performances and give them
evaluative commentary. We strive
to provide one presiding judge,
and two scoring judges, per
Upon registration, you are sent links to a downloadable PowerPoint judging
manual, along with driving
and the case packet. You may also click DIRECTIONS (UNLV Boyd Law is located at 4505 South Maryland Pkwy, in Las Vegas) or MANUAL. The case packet is
only available upon registration.
|THE CASE AT ISSUE
THIS YEAR, the students will present either the Prosecution or Defense side in the criminal case of State v. Bancroft (or) Covington.
Just days after the Midlands Gambling Commission voted to grant a second casino license to Avery Bancroft, the Midlands State Police Department arrested Bancroft and Chase Covington, the Commission's chairperson. The arrest came at 2PM on April 19, 2015.
A source inside the MSPD indicates that the arrest is the result of a long-term sting operation aimed at reducing rampant corruption in Midlands government. Bancroft is notorious in Midlands business and political circles for active involvement in political campaigns, most recently as a vocal (and financial) supporter of Max Heisman's mayoral bid. Covington has been long known as the swing vote on the Midlands Gambling Commission, bridging an acrimonious split between the Commission's other two members.
Many have suggested, however, that Covington's vote is for sale to the highest bidder.
The uncertainty that surrounds an arrest with so many questions and, currently, so few answers is enormous. What we know right now is that Midlands police have taken Bancroft and Covington into custody, all signs indicate bribery charges are forthcoming, and all evidence indicates that Bancroft bribed Covington.
*** We welcome practitioners and judges with civil and/or criminal experience.
During the Rebel - Trojan, colleges and universities from
around the nation compete against
each other by presenting either
the Prosecution/Plaintff or
Defense side of a mock case.
Each side will present an Opening
Statement, Direct & Cross Examination
of 3 Plaintiff/Prosecution witnesses
and 3 Defense witnesses, and
Closing Arguments. Students must follow the rules of evidence
of the "State of Midlands" (an
imaginary state that very closely
follows the Federal Rules of
Evidence -- down to the letter & rule
are expected to be familiar
with trial procedures, courtroom
decorum, evidentiary objections
and proper examination techniques.
Student witnesses are expected
to testify in a realistic
manner and be familiar with
their sworn affidavits.
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